Chocolate Cake

Easy and yummy. Perfect for an evening snack.

 

Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

 

servings: 20 to 25

time: 1 hour

 

Ingredients:

6 eggs (whites and yolks separated)

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

6 tbs cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping:

1 cup heavy cream (or 1 can table cream)

12 oz. unsweetened chocolate chips

shaved chocolate to decorate

 

Directions:

1 – Mix the egg whites until very firm. Reserve.

2 – In another bowl, mix egg yolks and sugar until very light yellow.

3 – Put, chocolate and milk.

4 – Add egg whites gradually, mixing gently using a spoon, until they are completely incorporated.

5 – Add vanilla and baking powder.

6 – In a greased and floured baking pan, bake for about 40 minutes at 325ºF.

7 – After baked, spread the topping and the shaved chocolate.

 

Topping:

1 – Put the cream on medium-high heat. As start to boil, turn the heat off and add the chocolate chips. Do not stir.

2 – After 5 minutes, stir until it is consistently bright and creamy.

 

Tips and Options:

  • Add nuts to the batter.
  • Instead of decorating with chocolate chips, use cherries, chocolate sprinkles, shredded coconut or shaved white chocolate.

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